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Republic of the Philippines )

City of Digos ) S.S



I, RYAN PEDIDA, 27 years old, single, and a resident of First

Crumb, Digos City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law,
hereby deposes and says THAT:

1. I am the father of Kirch Pedida, 11 years old, enrolled as a Grade

Six Pupil at Swito School, Digos City. A copy of the birth
certificate of Kirch Pedida is hereunto attached and made as an
integral part hereof as Annex A;

2. Last August 13, 2017, on or about 9:30 P.M., my son Kirch Pedida
with her cousin Ronald Pedida, asked for my permission to attend
the funeral of their grandmother, the late Ruby Pedida.

3. Because of the assurance of Ronald that he will be looking and

taking care of Kirch, I allowed them to go ahead of me as I was
also planning of going there and that the place of the wake was
only a few houses away. While I was on my way to the wake, I
heard a commotion at a near distance, which was followed by
shouting and crying so I hurriedly went to the place. Upon my
arrival, I saw my son lying in the ground, bathe in his own blood,
with Ronald hoarsely shouting and crying for help. Trembling and
lost for words, I asked Ronald who was the culprit of the crime
which he answered without hesitation as one named Ruel Jay
Barnido. I asked him where Ruel is and he replied, ning dagan na
kol (he has already fled uncle). Crying for help, I asked and
begged the people around us to help me bring my son to the
nearest hospital which was responded to with haste by Warren
Alves and other relatives who were around. The sworn statement

of Warren Alves is hereunto attached and made an integral part of
this complaint as Annex B;

4. Upon arrival at the Digos City Hospital, Dr. Strange Ayo,

immediately attended my son and after a thorough examination,
declared his dead on arrival. The medico-legal autopsy report, the
NSO death certificate and a certification from the City Civil
Registrar of Kirch Pedida is hereunto attached and made an
integral part of the complaint as Annex C , D, and E,

5. While at the hospital, I inquired Ronald if the said Ruel Jay

Barnido was the same Ruel Jay Barnido who is our neighbor and
who came to our house earlier that day to borrow money from me
which he positively identified as the same person. The sworn
statement of Ronald Pedida is hereunto attached and made an
integral part of this complaint as Annex F;

6. I denied the request of said Ruel Jay Barnido because of his

notorious character in our neighborhood as a drunkard, gambler
and without a permanent job and that after the said refusal to lend
money, he mumbled and uttered to me that I would surely regret
my decision which statement I took for granted.

7. I immediately reported the killing incident on or about 12:00

oclock midnight at the Digos Police Station which is the nearest
police station. The original copy of the excerpt of the police blotter
duly issued by Senior Police Inspector Wilbert Tabar of Digos
Police Station is hereunto attached and made as an integral part
hereof as Annex G of the complaint;

8. I am therefore executing this affidavit freely and voluntarily in

support of my intent to file a case for MURDER and/or the
appropriate criminal case against Ruel Jay Barnido, who is 29

years of age and a resident of Block 10, Lot 5, First Crumb, Digos
City, Philippines.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 29th

day of August, 2017 at Digos City, Philippines.


SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 29th day of August

2017 at Digos City, Philippines and I FURTHER CERTIFY that I have
personally examined the affiant and I am satisfied that h has read and
personally understood the contents of her foregoing Complaint-Affidavit.


Prosecutor II
Roll No. 51379-2009
IBP No. 808787-1/3/18
PTR No. 4128464- 1/3/18; Digos
MCLE Compliance III No. 0013623
Issued on April 22, 2016